I would like my driver to automatically be detected by Windows 7 when the user connects my device, so all they need to do is connect the device (preferably not requiring administrator privileges).

I have a USB serial driver for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. This is made up of a CAB and INF file, and is signed. The INF uses Microsoft's usbser.sys so I'm not installing a binary executable. It has my own VID and PID.

To install this at the moment, the user:

Downloads my driver and saves locally Connects my device to a USB port Opens device manager, and selects "Update Driver" on my device Browses to my INF and CAB file I can find information on how to get Windows 10 drivers distributed via Windows Update (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/dashboard/publish-a-driver-to-windows-update), but nothing about Windows 7.

Does anyone have any guidance or advice on how to do this?

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